Ted Lasso, Shrinking and Bad Sisters earn Emmy nominations for Apple TV+


Ted Lasso scores a record 21 nods as the most Emmy Award-nominated comedy for the third year in a row.
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Apple TV+ earned dozens of 2023 Emmy nominations, with the Ted Lasso juggernaut racking up no fewer than 21 on its own.

Also gaining recognition for TV’s highest honor are comedies Shrinking and Bad Sisters, jailhouse drama Black Bird, musical spoof Schmigadoon! and current-affairs series The Problem With Jon Stewart. Plus more.

So many Emmy nominations for Ted Lasso

Apple TV+ tries to stand out in the very competitive streaming market by producing award-winning content. Apple’s streaming service doesn’t offer the most shows or movies, but it tries to pull in more awards than its rivals.

No series has done more for that goal than Ted Lasso. A comedy with a heart — and plenty of optimism — it has bagged the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series two years in a row. Now it’s up for a third time.

In addition, Ted Lasso stars Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham, Brett Goldstein, Phil Dunster and Juno Temple are up for Emmys for their roles, too.

Other Apple TV+ shows get Emmy nods, too

While a perpetual winner, Ted Lasso is far from the only Apple TV+ show earning Emmy nominations this year.

  • New comedy series Shrinking pulled in big audiences for Apple TV+ this spring, and both Jason Segel and Jessica Williams earned Emmy nominations for their performances in it.
  • Irish dark comedy Bad Sisters earned Sharon Horgan an Emmy nom, and the show is up for several more awards, including for writing.
  • The prison drama Black Bird got four nominations with three for superior acting: Taron Egerton, Paul Walter Hauser and a posthumous nom for Ray Liotta.
  • The Problem With Jon Stewart is up for Outstanding Talk Series.
  • STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie leads this year’s documentary films and docuseries category with a total of seven Emmy nominations.
  • Musical comedy series Schmigadoon! earned three nominations for choreography, cinematography, etc.

“We are incredibly grateful to the Television Academy for recognizing this wide array of Apple Original programming,” said Jamie Erlicht, Apple’s co-head of Worldwide Video, in a statement. “It has been an absolute pleasure to collaborate with these gifted artists, and we couldn’t be happier to see them acknowledged for their exceptional work today. We send our warmest congratulations to all of the nominees.”

Some big names missing

For anyone wondering about the absence of previous Emmy favorites like Severance and The Morning Show, the 2023 Emmy Awards are only given to episodes, series or films released between June 1, 2022, and May 31, 2023. Apple TV+ series that wrapped up before then aren’t eligible.

The winners of their 75th Emmy Awards will be named on September 18, 2023. The ceremony airs at 5 p.m. Pacific on Fox.

Via: Deadline


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